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Driver Operations Team Manager

Location:  Enfield
Function:  Distribution
Job Reference:  1425
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  28/10/2021
Date:  09-Oct-2021

You'll know our name and you'll love our products and we've got plenty of ambition to go even further. We are on a journey to be one of the world's best family food businesses. Join us and you'll be part of a team who always show how much they care for what they do, taking full responsibility to deliver great quality and freshness to millions of people every day.



As ‘Britain’s Best Loved Food Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876.  Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free.  Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies’ to work for.



Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

The Recipe


A Driver Operations Team Managers' role is to ensure management of the safe, efficient and effective performance of our Distribution/Driver Operations department. Typically, a team of Drivers may comprise of between 10 to 15 Drivers and a Driver Operations Team Manager will be responsible in all areas of operational and managerial aspects to meet business targets and to ensure our quality products reach customers on time and in full.


We’re going on a journey of innovation and continuous improvement and you’ll drive, through the team, safe, efficient and timely delivery of products out to our customers.  We work as part of a family and teamwork is very important to us, the role will work with the Bakery and Distribution management teams on a daily basis.  You’ll have your eye on the budget and be able to manage and maintain a fleet of vehicles in accordance with Company policy, health & safety and statutory and legal requirements. Most importantly, people are our most precious ingredient, team development and passion comes from you!


The closing date for applications will be Thursday 28th of October 2021 but this date can be brought forward so please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Key Accountabilities and Measures


  • To manage a team of Primary and Secondary Distribution Drivers to ensure agreed performance levels are achieved whilst ensuring high standards of customer service
  • To ensure all colleagues and contractors comply with Health Safety and Environment, Quality and Food Safety legislation, policies and standards. Initiating required action so that the department continues to drive and develop the Health, Safety and Environment culture
  • Maintain compliance to transport operator’s and driver regulations (and Warburtons Distribution Manual) ensuring continued legal transport operation
  • Manages a team of Drivers, taking responsibility for all people management activities throughout the employee lifecycle of their team in order to drive improved performance building a positive and motivated team where everyone is engaged.

Essential Ingredients


  • Previous experience of operating at a management level within a Transport or Warehouse environment.
  • Experience in managing teams, coaching and mentoring.
  • Prior use of Distribution systems, processes & Operator Licence/Tachograph/ WTD regulations.
  • Good working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment and Food Safety Legislation / BRC standards.
  • Strong communication skills, articulate and able to develop effective, long-term relationships with key stakeholders and peers.
  • Analytical and organised in approach with good problem solving skills.
  • Distribution compliance knowledge.

Extra Dough


At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth.

  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions of 7%
  • Life assurance
  • Products you'll love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
  • Continued investment in your personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!


We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.